Stylist Rachel Zoe announced the launch of Box of Style, her new quarterly subscription service for members. Boxes will come with five to eight items from each season's fashion line.
Shoppers will now be able to purchase fashion apparel on designer Pamella Roland's website. A selection of the brand's contemporary line will now be available online as Roland looks to e-commerce for growth. Roland said the idea to open up the site for retail came from watching her daughters shop, reported Women's Wear Daily.
Bergdorf Goodman announced a partnership with Borderfree to open its e-commerce site to international shoppers. Using BFX, Borderfree's global e-commerce platform for retailers, the luxury brand will be available in more than 100 countries and territories, in more than 60 currencies.
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, along with partner Yext, was awarded a Customer Engagement Reward by RetailTouchPoints for its online review program.
Nordstrom has announced a five-step plan to spend $1.2 billion this year on e-commerce and new stores, up from $750 million in 2014.
Target announced it will cut its shipping threshold in half, making the new minimum purchase price $25 per order.
Snapdeal, India's largest online marketplace, announced the acquisition of Exclusively.com, a luxury e-commerce site the company hopes will strengthen its fashion business. More than 70 percent of Indian consumers want to shop for luxury products at home rather than abroad, according to a KPMG-ASSOCHAM report quoted on the blog.
The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce released its quarterly retail sales estimates, and while 2014 posted only a moderate increase in total retail sales, e-commerce clearly continued its march toward dominance. U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2014, adjusted for seasonal variation was $79.6 billion, an increase of 2.3 percent from the third quarter of 2014.
Amazon's plans for drone deliveries were dealt a blow as the Federal Aviation Administration delivers its own guidelines for future commercial efforts.
Best Buy is hoping to capitalize on the sizable newlywed market with the launch of a new wedding registry that lets shoppers register for electronics in the same way they do china and crystal.